'Swatting' comes to its terrible, predictable culmination as man reportedly dies

'Swatting' comes to its terrible, predictable culmination as man reportedly dies

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For years, “swatting” has been a vicious prank played on video game streamers, and it was only a matter of time before someone died as a result.

On Thursday night, a Wichita police officer shot a man, Andrew Finch, in his home. Police now believe that the department deployed the team based on a fake tip made by a Twitch streamer. 

According to the Wichita Eagle, Police Chief Troy Livingston said a call came in that a family argument had broken out, the father had been shot, and the shooter was holding the rest of the family hostage. 

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Source: Mashable | 'Swatting' comes to its terrible, predictable culmination as man reportedly dies

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